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    Does your mountain bike fit/travel "in" your car?

    If yes, what are you driving? Dodge minivan? Other? Need to remove the front wheel?

    Thanks everyone,
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    Quote Originally Posted by elder_mtber
    If yes, what are you driving? Dodge minivan? Other? Need to remove the front wheel?

    Thanks everyone,
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    Full size 99 Caddy, and no, it doesn't fit. I've got to take off the front wheel and handlebar to get it in the trunk- a bit of a pain, so I bought a rack. I am able to just barely slide my road bike in the back seat with the front wheel off.
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    05 Chevy Malibu (gone). Front wheel off, rear seats dropped.

    07 Volkswagen Passat. Front wheel off, rear seats dropped.

    01 Jeep TJ (Wrangler). Both front and rear wheels removed, never had a rear seat in there.

    92 Chevy 2500 long box. Yea, bikes fit, with a touch of room to spare.
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    I am thinking about a Ford Escape or Maza Tribute. Used. $15k max.

    Need more input if possible.

    Thanks again.

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    I've currently got an 05 Element, can get a bike in there anyway I want. Almost always have the bike with me, fold up one rear seat and have a 2x8 in the back with a quick release mount and keep the bike on it. Very easy to get in and out. I can also just roll the bike in with both wheels on, but it tends to wobble.

    I was looking for a Ford Taurs X (Freestyle) and it would have worked great. Although they're kind of ugly, I would HIGHLY recommend looking into one of those vs. the Escape or Tribute. More room (3 rows of seats), better ride, better gas mileage and cheaper to boot!. Pretty cool cars all around, but they're a bit tougher to find.

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    When its just me riding I usually just chuck it in the back of my 2000 chevy blazer with the rear seats folded down.

    When I ride with other people I always put the rear hitch rack on

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    I have squeezed the bike into the back of my 240sx fastback once or twice (with the seats folded down)-- but now they get to dangle off the back of my Frontier's bike rack

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    Remove front wheel

    Quote Originally Posted by elder_mtber
    If yes, what are you driving? Dodge minivan? Other? Need to remove the front wheel?

    Thanks everyone,
    Terry
    remove both and full load of stuff for camping. Subary tribeca.
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    Subaru Outback

    '09 Subaru Outback. With just the rear seats folded down (how they are 99% of the time anyway) I can put up to 2 bikes laying down without taking any wheels off. One bike is very easy. The Outback was my choice because, at least at the time, the cargo area was 10" longer than the Forester or the Tribeca.

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    Thanks for the good replies. Might have to look at an Outback. The Freestyle is too expensive, dunno yet about Element.

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    Always!
    I have a 2003 Toyota Matrix (the Pontiac Vibe is the same) and can fit 2 mountain bikes & 2 road bikes easily in the back with plenty of room for gear.
    Front Wheels & Seatposts must be removed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elder_mtber
    If yes, what are you driving? Dodge minivan? Other? Need to remove the front wheel?

    Thanks everyone,
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    +1 on the Dodge Minivan

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    '09 VW Tiguan, fits with both wheels on, but takes a bit of maneuvering, I usually take the front wheel off if I put it inside, usually just use the rack though.

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    I don't know your criteria for the car (miles, options, etc.), but you might check again on the Freestyle pricing. I believe you said $15K max price for used. There are about 40 of them within a 100 mile radius of me (Indiana) right now that I could pick up for that price that are fully loaded (including AWD) and have between 30-50K miles. If you decided you don't need AWD then there are a ton of them out there for under $10K.

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    1984 Mustang Coupe - fits an XL Giant Anthem with front wheel off (passenger seat fully forward...fits diagonal with rear wheel by passenger door and fork up on the rear seat behind the driver seat)

    2004 Mazda 3 hatch - fits an XL Giant Anthem with front wheel off

    2004 Passat wagon - fits an XL 29er with front wheel off. An XL 29er is just a tad too long to get it to fit upright without yanking the bars off...a smaller frame or smaller wheeled bike would fit upright w/o front wheel with ease.
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    I have a GMC Yukon so it pretty much swallows my bikes. I choose to use a hitch rack just to not get the truck dirty.

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    2007 Saturn Ion Quad-Coupe. 2 real doors, and 2 doors that open up like the back doors of an extended-cab pickup. Before I got my hitch and rack, I could fit the bike in the back seat. Front wheel off, seatpost removed. Slid right in, but took the ENTIRE backseat.

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    I used to and still can....

    ...fit my bike in my '04 WRX Wagon complete. No wheel or seat removal. With a packing pad I fit 2 in.
    I use the hitch rack now, but for years this was it.

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    I remove the front seat in my 93 civic and my stinky fits right in there.

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    i have a 95 avalon and i suppose is if remove the front wheel my parker would fit in the back seat. the thing is monsterous, bigger than my dads mini van (seating wise). but i have a bike rack i use so its a non issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elder_mtber
    If yes, what are you driving? Dodge minivan? Other? Need to remove the front wheel?

    Thanks everyone,
    Terry
    Two vehicles:

    Older compact station wagon with rear seat folded down;
    Compact import pickup with shell.

    Neither vehicle requires rear tire removal for one bike. With the p/u, if you remove front wheels, you can stand two bikes inside shell and put gear between them.

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    Honda Fit. Front wheel off, seatpost in place. Travel with two (18") bikes and gear regularly. I've gotten 3 bikes and 3 people in, but that's only good for short trips. The bike hauling was probably the biggest selling feature for me.

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    2004 Audi allroad. With rear seats folded down, it will fit my Yeti 575 inside laying down with both wheels on. Haven't tried two bikes with both wheels on yet. Definitely fits at least two bikes inside with front wheels removed. I also have a roof rack but only has two bike trays so far.

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    Lexus IS350 - Both wheels off, bike (Rocky Mountain Slayer SXC70) completely fits in trunk.

    Yes, the sports sedan. No, I don't even put down the rear seats.

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    07 grand cherokee limited, 3 bikes front tires off mounted on these http://www.pricepoint.com/detail.htm?stylepkey=14572, +room for all 3 riders and gear.
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    I can put 3 bikes and 3 riders including the driver in my 03 jeep Liberty with the front tires off. I can fit 1 whole bike laid on its side.
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    I was able to fit an 09 Specialized Rockhopper Comp 29er in the hatchback area of my 2007 Corvette today. I just had to remove the wheels and pull up the passenger seat a little.

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    Wink

    Lots of room for extras
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    Snug as a bug,67 Volvo 122s......or on top
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    I can but don't. 2001 S10 extended cab, taking off wheels, unmounting rear derailleur, and pedals.

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    In a 92' Land Rover Discovery fits:
    1 bike in boot with front wheel removed.
    2 bikes in boot with both wheels removed.
    2 bikes with the double rear seat down and pushed forward (still 1 rear seat remaining).
    With the double rear seat removed would probably fit 3 bikes(once again still 1 rear seat remaining).

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    Quote Originally Posted by elder_mtber
    I am thinking about a Ford Escape or Maza Tribute. Used. $15k max.

    Need more input if possible.

    Thanks again.

    Terry

    Great rigs--very reliable and practical. Had a 2001 Escape for a couple years.

    Bikes fit in back best with front wheel off and seats folded flat--room for rear passengers depends on the number of bikes stowed.

    Roof rack then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ham[IMG
    http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f285/cmorair/HondaFit.jpg[/IMG]my35]Honda Fit. Front wheel off, seatpost in place. Travel with two (18") bikes and gear regularly. I've gotten 3 bikes and 3 people in, but that's only good for short trips. The bike hauling was probably the biggest selling feature for me.
    Ditto on the Fit. It easily holds 2 bikes (inside) and gear plus it gets great gas mileage.


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    That's actually pretty impressive to me. Makes the Fit in my eyes into a nice little fuel efficient 'sub SUV sized' runabout.

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    yes, i have a ford taurus wagon

    both rear seats down fits whole mtb
    one rear seat down and take off front tire
    no seats down fits mtb with tires off

    i have a thule rack, but i like to just keep bike in the wagon, sometimes i keep two bikes in the car, and try and keep a sheet between them

    btw: w/one bike i put a sheet over bike and lock frame to rear seat just in case
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    2003 tacoma, 4 bikes, gear, tools, etc with front wheels off and topper hatch shut.
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    '03 VW Jetta Wagon and I could easily fit a 26" bike in the back, with the rear seats down, without removing the wheels.

    I have been removing the front wheel to do the same with my 29" bike, but recently found out I could get a little extra room by turning the handlebars 180*, allowing the bike to fit in without tire removal.

    I have a Yakima rack... but haven't gotten bike attachments yet - lazy/cheap.

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    Mazda Protege5.

    With the seats down, my 26" fits w/out removal of parts. Road bike fits too, but I haven't tried fitting both inside. Got a yak on the roof.

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    08 Escape hybrid. Have fit 2 29ers with front wheels off and both rear seats folded down. Probably could fit 3 or 4 bikes with front wheels and seatposts removed. In my old rolla, I could fit the 29er in the trunk with both wheels and post off, and the dj bike in the back seat with front wheel off.

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    08 passat wagon



    09 rockhopper comp-29er

    yes, shown with 700c x 35 tires

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    I can fit my Racer X or my El Guapo in the trunk if I fold down the seats as long as I remove the front wheel. Since they both have a form of a quick release axle. My Downhill bike, not a chance. I have a Yakima roof rack that holds two bikes without needing to remove the wheel so I just use that.

    I have a 2007 Hyundai Elantra.
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    My Scalpel, Caffeine 29er, and Crosscheck will fit in my MKV GTI (separately, of course) with both wheels on. I usually use my roof rack, though. I have a 2010 4Runner on order. I'm going to rig up a setup where I can mount 2 bikes upright inside the cargo area using those lefty adapters.

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    honda element can fit 3 bikes in it with out taking anything off. my friend has one and we do it all the time.

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    Honda Civic 2006+ can fit 2 medium frames mountain bikes plus gear and 2 adults if the wheels are taken off.

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    Drive a Ford F150 with a 6.5 ft bed and use the Thule Instagator. Niner RIP 9 fits perfectly in truck bed in one piece. In and out in a minute. http://www.thule.com/en/US/Products/...Bed/18344.aspx.

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    '96 Subaru Outback. With the seats folded, I can fit two or three bikes with front wheels off and seatposts out. With seats upright, I can still fit two or three if I take off both wheels.
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    2007 honda element - I usually use my hitch rack but I can get it in just about any way. I usually just leave the wheels on and flip the one seat up and hook a bungee cord around the seatpost to the grab handle on the roof. Never moves. Works fine for both my 29er and 26er. I do ride mediums though. Have had large frames in it no problem too though.

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    95 Acura Integra, seats folded down, front tire first, and no need to remove anything. I also have room for gear, and might be able to stack another if I needed to.

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    '04 dodge neon. in the backseat with the front wheel off.

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    '09 VW Jetta TDI Rear seats down front wheel off gets a bike in there. I really hate cramming it in there but I've been hesitant to buy a rack. Not sure if I want to go roof rack or rear trunk rack. I hate having the bike on the roof getting plastered with bugs and killing my mileage (routine 200mi round trip to go riding) and I really dislike rear trunk racks because while I've never seen one fall I just don't trust them. I've thought about maybe having a receiver put on the car and going with a hitch rack. Any thoughts on aftermarket receivers and hitch racks?

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    2006 scion tc hatchback
    backseat folded-fits 2 bikes with seatpost and front wheels off.

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    09' Audi A4 Avant -->remove front wheel, both seats folded down.




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    Quote Originally Posted by wesd
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    We have different definitions of "great".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quentin
    We have different definitions of "great".
    I can also fit full sized fridge in my Protege5. Some dis-assembly required.

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    01 Toyota Sienna minivan- 2 bikes fit in the back, don't have to remove the wheels or seatposts.

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    A '91 Aerostar extended, 2nd and 3rd row seats will fold flat so no problem.
    It was the family hauler back in the day, now it's the family "utility" vehicle.
    They are uncool, but can be had cheap, and will run forever.

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    1999 Subaru Legacy Outback wagon

    a bit of shuffling the cargo with seats folded down will fit. However, seats up will require front wheel to be taken off. Thankfully, just bought myself a Yakima Forklift so that passengers don't have to wait for me to reconfigure seats and bike

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    '03 Ford Explorer. Can fit a couple of bikes in the back with the rear seats folded down, but have to remove front wheels. My wife's 14 " frames are no problem, but since my seat posts are bolted at a fixed heights, I have to angle my bikes to get them to fit. I usually haul them on the back or on top, unless I am stopping overnight and need the extra security.

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    02 IS200. both wheels off, seat post off, I'm able to fit any hardtail and even my Titus FTM.

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    I'm stoked to say my '08 L Stumpjumper FSR fits perfectly with the rear seats folded down and front wheel removed. I even put a second bike on top of it (both wheels removed) with pad in between bikes once.

    There's plenty of room for gear, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morair

    great idea with the custom mount.

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    1998 Audi A3:
    fold rear seat, remove front wheel or both wheels, depending on which bike it is and what else I want to fit in the back.
    I rarely put a bike in a car, though.

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    Does anyone know if a VW Gulf can hold two bikes with front wheel removed but seatposts in place ...similar to the Fit shown in this thread? Thanks.

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    99.5 Nissan Pathfinder ... with less floor to ceiling clearance than the new Fits apparently. Ha!

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    2009 Honda Fit Sport - 2 bikes, front wheel removed. I could fit a third in the middle if I had to and it looks like I could get 4 frames with the wheels removed.
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    Mine's a small 6th gen Celica hatchback. I can fit the bike w/o front wheel removal but this way's much easier to load and unload. But post 19 is giving me a new idea on how to load it. I just have to move the pass seat fwd.

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    Two bikes easily fit inside a 2005 Suzuki XL-7.

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    Yes. Mazda 5. Remove front wheel only, no need to lower the seat post. The rear wheel sits between the rear bucket seats (1 can remain raised with the bike as-is, both can be raised if I was to remove the pedals). I love this set up
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    '99 Chrysler Sebring Convertible. Drop the top, take the front wheel off, throw the bike in the back seat, put the top back up, drive home.

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    93 taurus remove front wheel goes in back seat

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    baby blue isuzu rodeo and a blue cannondale jekyll in the back seats

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlazedHam
    Does anyone know if a VW Gulf can hold two bikes with front wheel removed but seatposts in place ...similar to the Fit shown in this thread? Thanks.
    I have a 99.5 golf, and It will be really close. It would depend on the size (length mostly of the bike) I think there would be enough height though, When I put my bike in the back, I need to put the handle bars to the far pass side, the fork kinda between the seats and the rear tire to the drivers side, so it is on an angle. I have a M 17.5 in gary fisher marlin.

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    Honda Element. Two bikes and enough luggage for a vacation. We don't have to take anything off either. The seats flatten and fold up against the sides of the care.

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    Honda Civic Type-R







    Rear seats fold completely flat. Easy.



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    2004 BMW 325ci convertible. Both wheels off, frame in passenger seat. Wanting to go to a coupe so that I can put a roof rack on.
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    2006 Hyundai Terracan 3.5L V6 Auto 4WD
    fold rear seats down(I removed the 3rd row when I bought the vehicle)
    I can fit my complete Giant glory, my wives el cheapo repco bike, my spare wheel or 40L fridge/freezer without a fuss laying on their side on top of each other & my Labrador(he doesn't mind sharing the boot with the bikes), with plenty of room to fit @ least another 2 bikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 40hills
    Yes. Mazda 5. Remove front wheel only, no need to lower the seat post. The rear wheel sits between the rear bucket seats (1 can remain raised with the bike as-is, both can be raised if I was to remove the pedals). I love this set up

    I have something similar in my Mazda5. I have a fitted plastic liner that I velcro a piece of wood to. The wood piece is some trim with two fork mounts bolted to it. With one bike in the center, the rear wheel rests perfectly on the tray between the 2 rear seats.

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    I'm always reading about people buying trucks and SUV because they think they need that kind of vehicle to haul a bike, move a house, tow a boat, whatever. The negative is that they are paying for all the extra fuel that they burn, especially if they have a roof rack (5-10% MPG reduction). The bikes are inside, locked-up, out of sight and mind from thief, and they will never hit a car port or a garage like a bike that is on a roof rack.

    Over 70 MPG on road trips!
    This car is over a Decade old, so there is nothing new about the technology.



    I bought this car used, so It basically did not cost me anything after I sold my Miata.

    Yes, the 29er fits too. One time I hauled a road bike and 4 car tires in this car home from the tire store.
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    1999 Toyota 4-runner. Fits with all wheels on, just lower the seat post, fits with front wheel off. (custom fork holder in the back) and my favorite, my homemade roof rack.

    I mainly carry it on the roof unless I'm in a hurry or merely transporting it back and forth to school and home (better gas mileage inside). It fits in the back with only one seat down. I can fit 3 comfortably in the back but no room for other riders. But overall, works awesome for what I do!

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    A4 2.5 Tdi
    hitch as its easier and also better mpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by myrs200
    A4 2.5 Tdi
    hitch as its easier and also better mpg
    I assume that you get better MPG with your bike on a hitch rack vs. a roof rack, but not inside the car.

    What does your A4 TDI get in MPG(US) Diesel, if you don't mide me asking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Killroy
    I assume that you get better MPG with your bike on a hitch rack vs. a roof rack, but not inside the car.

    What does your A4 TDI get in MPG(US) Diesel, if you don't mide me asking?
    Around town 36 miles/ us gallon
    Dual Carriage way (70-80mph) 43 miles/us gallon can get more if I try

    I've had it 7 years (9 years old) and it has done 130k miles
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    98 Jetta Tdi

    all my bikes fit in the trunk with both wheels off...

    My #1 bike literally lives in there. Also have plenty of space for a 5 gallon water jug tent and other camping gear!

    I do road trips with my wife and load up two bikes in there! No joke! all four wheels off of course. My wife thinks I should send our story to VW.

    It's a great compact package! never have to install an ugly rack. Never parade to thieves of what they can steal from ya. Always lo profile , yet ready to strike the spontaneous trail ride!

    Did I mention I always get AT LEAST 50mpg???
    Our life is a journey. let it be epic.

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    93 BMW 318. I remove the front wheel, drop the seat post, put the bike horizontally on the rear (non folding) seats with the rear wheel up on the seat and fork dropouts on behind the driver's seat. Handlebar fits between the B pillar and driver's seat.

    I usually put something below the bottom bracket to prevent the big ring from tearing up my upholstery (which already happened, I might add)

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    Yes.

    My Honda Odyssey fits three bikes, with the third row folded, and front wheel removed, or two without removing wheels.

    My R-class Mercedes fits one bike with third row folded, have to take the front wheel off on my bigger one, or two bikes assembled and all the gear with the second row folded as well. I keep one bike there, with seatpost and front wheel removed, and a basket of gear, pretty much all the time - that is with two large child seats in the front row. Beats most SUVs, and it is not stupid high.

    Used to have a wagon BMW, that was good for two bikes inside and all the gear for an adventure racing two-person team. But it grew up too small for a family.. So I learned to like minivans.

    But, I am getting racks now, as with a growing family even the minivan space is getting used up.

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    Yep. With the front wheel off, my 20.5" Marin 29er fits inside my 1982 turbo Volvo GLT wagon without having to fold the rear seats down. If only modern-day station wagons still had cargo space…
    one by nine works just fine but single speed is all ya need
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    My dirt jump bike lives in the trunk of my car, just in case I want to ride at any moment.My xc bike fits in my car as well. The r9 doesn't fit, even with both wheels off.

    I drive a 1985 toyota cressida.
    Build.
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    I *think* I could get 1 bike in my Toyota Supra but I'm not desperate enough to find out. 2 bikes fit in my wife's Hyundai Accent hatchback if both front wheels are removed. We have a Kuat Sherpa rack on its way so that should be the end of that.

    Quote Originally Posted by schneidie
    My dirt jump bike lives in the trunk of my car, just in case I want to ride at any moment.My xc bike fits in my car as well. The r9 doesn't fit, even with both wheels off.

    I drive a 1985 toyota cressida.
    Awesome to see people still rocking those cars, did they still put the 5M in the 85 or had they switched to 7M already? Great cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elder_mtber
    If yes, what are you driving? Dodge minivan? Other? Need to remove the front wheel?

    Thanks everyone,
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    Yes; the Merlin XLM (large frame) in the back seat of this with front wheel off. Fits great! Can you see it in there?

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    I have an 09 F150 crew cab. I can fit one bike inside where the back seat is standing straight up without removing anything. The bike will also fit under the tonneau cover laying down on it's side without removing anything.

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    Toyota Yaris 3dr.
    You'd think you wouldn't be able to fit a coffee cup in one, but my Ransom fits fine with one wheel removed, easier to do with the front wheel off. Easy as pie with both wheels off.

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    Driving a Subaru Impreza 5-door. Two bikes (with the wheels off) will fit inside, in an upright position. Hell, I was able to do that in my Honda Civic hatchback.

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    1995 Audi S6 sedan fits two full suspension bikes and 4 tires in the trunk, wheels do need to come off. back seat does not fold down so there is still room for 3 in the back seat and get to the trail at 150mph if desired

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    2004 Acura TL, backseat does not fold down (in order to improve rigidity of the car or some nonsense like that)..

    Bike fits in the trunk just barely with the seat and both wheels taken off. Definitely could not carry a second bike.

    My next car will definitely have folding seats.

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    03 Mazdaspeed Protege, front tire off.

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    Buddy had a '91 Isuzu Stylus that he removed the back seat and passenger seat, his NS fit in there whole.

    We've used a corolla to store 3 bmx bikes while all 7 of us rode in the camry, that was a fun night. Also 5 bmx bikes and 5 peeps in an older explorer, that has to be a record of some sort...

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    2004 Mitsubishi Lancer sedan
    -seat post and front wheel off, seats folded down with back tire over the them. Works so good it lives in there all summer.

    2009 Mazda CX7
    -seat post and front wheel off, seats folded and just thrown in. lots of space for other stuff
    -just got a hitch mount Swagman XTC2 rack for it, there is a baby seat in there now so i cant fold it down.

    1999 Nissan Altima ( my old ride)
    -all wheels and posts off, 2 fullsize bikes with back seats folded down. Tight squeez but it worked.

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    Toyota Sienna
    Both wheels on, no seat post adjustment
    Bike rolls in standing up, no problem.

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    2001 Honda Odyssey, I don't have a rack or hitch on this vehicle, so if the bike goes, it goes in the back, with careful packing. Both wheels off, pedals (sometimes), and the seatpost out. Flip the rear derailleur forward and secure with toe strap. Put one layer of luggage in the "well" in the back, then a blanket or rug, put the wheels up against the rear seat, cover with old towels, then frame, upside down and bars turned 90 degrees, flip the blanket over the bike to keep the rest of the gear that gets packed in from getting greasy. Once I'm done packing our family of 6 for a weekend, you can't even see my bike in there, ('04 Specialized FSR).

    (Disclaimer, this is a royal PITA, seriously considering a hitch and rack, as well as air bags for the rear suspension, as it's pretty soft back there already when loaded up with the family and gear.)

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